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War erupts between India’s cricket chief and his gay son

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  1. Keith Farrell 22 May 2012, 11:37am

    seems the father is a bigot and will always be, let him pride him self on what a good loving farther he is. only he will believe himself

  2. Domestic violence, corruption and violence is never a personal matter.

    The Indian cricket board and government should take action to investigate this matter.

  3. Something in my gut tells me we’re not getting the whole story here, though the essence of it may be true.

    1. Indeed. The whole living off daddy who we hate bit seems a bit confusing to me

      1. Cardinal BoomBangaBangBangILuvU 22 May 2012, 12:44pm

        Maybe controlling parents keep their offspring dependant?

        1. Sam Maloney 22 May 2012, 7:49pm

          They may try, but we don’t need to let them. I’m guessing these guys are of high caste and well educated– surely supporting themselves would be a great way to have more personal freedom and maybe even earn daddy’s respect.

      2. Precisely, Kris.

    2. I agree it doesnt all seem to quite fit.

      I do think an invetsigation into the allegations of corruption and sustained abuse is appropriate.

  4. Nutjobsareeverywhere 22 May 2012, 12:24pm

    Cricket authorities need to get involved on a global scale sanction any team he has dealing with !!

    1. Cardinal BoomBangaBangBangILuvU 22 May 2012, 12:45pm


    2. Yes indeed! Also he should be made to go to bed without any supper!

    3. Nutjob, did you mean ‘section’ instead of ‘sanction’?

  5. A grim reminder of one side of the ASian Family Values so beloved of Tony Blair and his ilk.

    It does strike me as a little odd that a 43yo man, and one who’s had a partner for 13 years, is still dependent on his father for money, though.

  6. A media report dated April 30 claimed that Ashwin argued with the staff at the pub after his demand for a drink was turned down post the 1:30am deadline. When the bar officials refused to budge, Ashwin and his friend picked up a fight with them and refused to pay the Rs 30,000 bill they had run up.

    According to DCP Pratap Dighaonkar, the Bandra police arrived at Escobar in response to a call complaining that the couple had refused to pay their bill.

    “They were detained after Ashwin punched a constable,” said Dighaonkar.

    Avi revealed that he had met Escobar owner Rakesh Luthria at a suburban hospital, and on his invitation they went to the pub on the night of April 30.

    Ashwin and Avi shared photographs of police torture on the night of April 30 and shared their version of the incident.

    The couple said they reached around 1am and were told that final orders were being taken. “We asked them to call Rakesh, ordered two drinks and were told this was the last order.

    1. However, once done, the waiters were glad to ply us with more. With no sign of Rakesh, we ordered a few more drinks and a bottle of champagne which they suggested,” said Ashwin.

      He added, “We were taking it easy when the waiters began hassling us to pay the bill. I said we would once we were done, but they argued. I raised my voice saying they’d have to wait. Suddenly, as if on cue, 12 policemen sprang out from behind the bar armed with iron rods and started beating Avi mercilessly.”

      Ashwin and Avi were taken to the Bandra police station lock-up and were allegedly beaten till they passed out. They got bail the next day.

      Even in 2002, the couple was beaten up brutally and kept in confinement.

      “I was kept in a dark room and administered drugs,” said Ashwin, adding that he then sought help from Ashok Row Kavi.

      “I feared for their lives and helped the duo flee the country to escape Ashwin’s father’s wrath,” said Kavi.

      “My father has said openly that Avi is a parasite who has dragged

    2. me into homosexuality because he wants my money. Given his immense powers, it’s been very rough on Avi,” says Ashwin.

      Meanwhile, BCCI president Srinivasan refused to comment. “What is happening is a private family matter. I am not going to comment on that.”

      From Daily News and Analysis, India

      BCCI seem to regard domestic violence and corruption as acceptable in their senior officers – disgusting!

    3. I don’t understand how on the one hand he can run up a bar bill of £350 in one night, and on the other claims to be financially constrained by his father.

  7. Priviledged bloke gets whingy when his money supply trickles dry and he has to live in the real world?

    What’s really going on here? If the allegations of beatings are true, then for sure something needs to be done, but given that his father’s not been OK about his sexuality since always how come has he still been doling out the cash?

  8. The father sounds like a bigot.

    But why was a 43 year old still living off Daddy?

    1. It is a form of control that wealthy parents use. Socialize the children to a certain way of life that only the parent can provide for.

      Divide and rule the children by choosing who gets the inheritance.

      All sick power stuff.

  9. i feel so bad for his son. no parent should harm their child!

    this dude doesn’t deserve to have kids.

  10. Sad how parents do not or will not accept that their children are gay. God creates all and yet some refuse to accept the fact that God makes gays. Sad to see how religious families destroy themselves from within just because their child is LGBT. They all lose in the end with no winners when they fail to accept and help each other.

  11. Spanner1960 23 May 2012, 12:06am

    It’s just not cricket, is it?

  12. This story is kind of…strange

  13. Dr Robin Guthrie 23 May 2012, 3:32am

    A bit like the UK Pakistan Parents who thought their daughter so Westernised that they stuffed a polythene bag down her throat and killed her in front of her sister.


    If you do not want your Children “Westernised” then stay in the East and stuff Islam down their throat.

    1. It not really like that at all – these are Indians (and, judging by their names, Hindus) in India.

      1. Typo – It’s

  14. Families…

    We sure can do without them.

    Father like this is unfit to be a father. He should take an AVO against his father.

    1. We sure can do without them.

      My family was and is far from perfect but, on the whole, I’d much rather have had it than not.

    2. Quite pleased to have my family on the whole – even though they made my life difficult for a while.

  15. And the bigots say straight people make better parents…..

  16. Nasty, nasty stuff. This person has failed as a father.

  17. GingerlyColors 23 May 2012, 1:57pm

    Just because your son bats for the other side does not give the excuse to hate him.

    1. Galadriel1010 23 May 2012, 8:35pm

      Depends who the other side is. If it were Lancashire…

      I’ll stop now.

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